13 spook-tacular Halloween events in or near Myrtle Beach

The Annual Halloween trick or treat and costume contests take place on the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk Sunday night. Characters of all ages parade the boardwalk collecting candy and admiration for their costumes.

“The Devil’s Playground” haunted obstacle course – benefiting Special Operations Wounded Warriors – 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at “Blood & Sweat” obstacle course, behind X Gym Sports Mall, 568 George Bishop Parkway, between U.S. 17 and U.S. 501. Advance at www.gunnysbootcamp.com/the-devils-playground-2/: $12 by Sept. 30, $14 Oct. 1-13, or $16 at site. 843-209-2315.

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Second annual “Myrtle Beach Trunk or Treat,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 (horn-free hour 10-11 a.m.) at Broadway at the Beach, near Landry’s Seafood, on 29th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach, near U.S. 17. Free. 843-626-0247.

Conway Downtown Alive: Annual “Conway Ghost Walk,” hourlong tours, 1 mile across historic residential district, departing every 15 minutes, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21, from Conway Visitor Center, 428 Main St., for $15 ages 13 and older, otherwise $7; and “Conway Pizza Run,” 10 a.m. Oct. 28, with teams of four –in adult and family categories – in half-mile relays for 2 miles total, with consumption of pizza from box; $20 per team. Register at conwayalive.com. 843-248-6260.

“Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash,” trick-or-treating 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Battleship North Carolina, at U.S. Routes 17, 74, 76 and 421 in Wilmington, N.C. $5 ages 3 and older, otherwise free. 910-251-5797 or www.battleshipnc.com.

“Trick or Treat Under the Sea,” 4:30-8 p.m. Oct. 26-28 at N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach, N.C. Advance only: $13 ages 3 and older, otherwise free. Reservations at 910-772-0500 or www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.

“Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle,” 6-9 p.m. Oct. 27-28 at Huntington Beach State Park, on U.S. 17, between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Brookgreen Gardens. $10 ages 16 and older, $7 ages 6-15, and free ages 5 and younger, with park admission waived for this event only. 843-235-8755 or www.huntingtonbeachsp.com.

“Frightfully Fun 5K” – for Old Bridge Preservation Society and Old Bridge Museum, 109 Shoreline Drive W., Sunset Beach, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at Sunset Beach Town Park. 206 Sunset Blvd. N. $35 by FridayOct. 13, higher as of SaturdayOct. 14. 910-363-6585 or www.oldbridgepreservationsociety.org.

“Halloween Car Show,” with Myrtle Beach Car Club, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Surfside Beach Pier. Free to see; $20 car registration. 843-742-9802 or www.myrtlebeachcarclub.com.

Trick or Treating hours for Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach attractions

“Boo Fest,” noon-4 p.m. Oct. 28 at Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach. Free. 843-272-8349 or www.bflanding.com.

“Howl-O-Scream,” 5-8 p.m. Oct. 28 at North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, at S.C. 90 and Robert Edge Parkway. $2 ages 15 and older, $1 ages 5-14, and free ages 4 and younger. 843-280-5570, ext. 1; or parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/special-events/howl-o-scream/.

Conway Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s Halloween Carnival, 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 28 at Conway Recreation Center, 1515 Mill Pond Road, including costume contest at 7:15 p.m., and movie outside at 8:45 p.m. Free admission. Games 25 cents to $1 each, or $5 pass for several activities. 843-488-1950 or www.conwayparksandrecreation.com.

“Halloween Bash on The Avenue,” 7 p.m. Oct. 28 (rain date Nov. 4) at Broadway at the Beach’s The Avenue (formerly Celebrity Square), off 29th Avenues North in Myrtle Beach. Wear costume for free admission to participating clubs. 843-444-3200, 800-386-4662 or www.broadwayatthebeach.com.

“Halloween on the Marsh Walk,” Oct. 31 at Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk, on U.S. 17 Business: Trick-or-treating 5 p.m.; children’s costume contest at 6 p.m. at pirate statue beside Drunken Jack’s restaurant, 4031 U.S. 17 Business; and adult costume contest, 7 p.m., with final judging and awards at 10 p.m. at Bubbas Love Shak, 4037 U.S. 17 Business. 843-497-3450 or www.marshwalk.com/events/.



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